Past Exhibitions

Awesome Folk Summer Exhibition

20 June 2015 - 21 June 2015

Come along to our Awesome Folk Summer Exhibition, especially for our Primary Classes. It opens on Friday 19 June, 5 - 7pm in the Ground floor Lobby of St Margaret's House. Don't worry if you miss the preview, as it'll be up over the weekend too.
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The Curves on a Straight Line | Amanda Atkinson

30 May 2015 - 21 June 2015

Private View Friday 29 May, from 6.30pm An exhibition of drawings and life studies by local artist Amanda Atkinson. This solo show is her way of informing people of the part of her life that creates images.
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Memory and Imagination an Unfolding Visual Process

30 May 2015 - 14 June 2015

Private view | Friday 29 May, 6:30pm – 9:00pm This exhibition of painted works by Vittoria Grant and Jacqui Higgs delves into memories of places of origin and places lived, including Italy, Africa and Scotland. The paintings develop as we imagine going back there, which becomes a poetic evocation of a past made present and alive through the visual medium of paint and colour.
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Mad World: On Sane People In Insane Situations

30 May 2015 - 21 June 2015

Public View Friday 29 May, from 6pm From individuals interred for their homosexuality, to women who wanted divorces; from teenagers who wanted to write for a living, to malnutrition – discover the history and explore if you can logically spot madness. This collaborative exhibitions offers everyone the chance to contribute their definitions of madness.
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We(e) Object!

09 May 2015 - 24 May 2015

Private view | Friday 8 May, 6:30pm - 8:30pm This exhibition celebrates the diversity of the art form of small objects and jewellery, with a particular focus on concept, experimentation and materiality.
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genesis | Steven Hood

09 May 2015 - 24 May 2015

Private view | Friday 8 May, 6:30pm - 8:30pm genesis  features new paintings by Edinburgh-based artist Steven Hood. The works will tease out connections between the natural world, scientific theorems and art practice. I have returned to a theme I first developed in 2002. That is, the idea that my painting methods suggested similar processes found in Nature. In the case of the genesis series, the idea of something forming or beginning to grow.  
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Anomalies | Alan Chapman

09 May 2015 - 24 May 2015

Private view | Friday 8 May, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Abstract painter, Alan Chapman presents Anomalies, a new series of paintings exploring disparate forms coming together and drifting apart.
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ECA | Low Risk Occupiers

25 April 2015 - 02 May 2015

Private view | Friday 24 April, from 7:00 pm Edinburgh College of Art students will exhibit in all three galleries later this month. This first ever inter-disciplinary third year show will combine sculpture, painting, intermedia and photography. St Margaret’s House is pleased to welcome back the ECA. Expect to see a broad range of upcoming talent, cutting-edge methods and contemporary takes on traditional practice.
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Naked Eye | Pop-up Exhibition

18 April 2015 - 19 April 2015

Opening night | Friday 17 April, 7pm Galleries 1 & 3 An evening of exciting live performance requiring audience participation and dazzling artworks by Vinella & Krupa and invited friends, all engaging with the human body. Featuring video projections involving nudity, with live music, free nibbles and drinks. Showcasing works by different professional artists from or living in Scotland.
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Jacqui Higgs & Henry Fraser | Exhibition closing event

10 April 2015

Painters Jacqui Higgs & Henry Fraser warmly invite you to an informal end of show party, to celebrate the closing of their successful shows. With music by fellow tenant Kate Halliday. Some refreshments will be provided, but you are welcome to BYOB.
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Bruce Eckhart

28 March 2015 - 12 April 2015

Opening night | Friday 27 March Bruce Eckhart brings together past and present works in a very welcome exhibition of paintings, opening late March in St Margaret’s House.
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Kilns and Cranes | Jacqui Higgs SSA

28 March 2015 - 12 April 2015

Opening night | Friday 27 March Kilns continues SSA member Jacqui Higgs’ series of small and larger scale paintings related to the tanker/frigate image, by using on-site drawings of urban seascapes and occasional references to figuration.
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Breathe | Henry Fraser

28 March 2015 - 12 April 2015

(Saturdays and Sundays until 4.00 pm) Opening night | Friday 27 March St Margaret's House is excited to be hosting Breathe, an exhibition of paintings by Henry Fraser. The exhibition will be a retrospective of sorts, combining pieces from various stages of Henry Fraser's body of work.
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Time Around Trees| Tansy Lee Moir, Eoin Cox & Catherine Lilley

07 March 2015 - 22 March 2015

Opening night | Friday 6 March For her latest exhibition, Tansy Lee Moir is joined by two other artists who share her passion for woodlands and who also spend much of their time around trees. The exhibition will feature drawings, paintings, carvings and prints which celebrate trees, wood and woodlands. This exhibition examines woodland at different scales, from the powerful presence of a veteran tree, to the intimate surfaces of trees and the plants and organisms that inhabit them.  All the works…
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No Woman is an Island | Rona MacLean & Aileen Grant

07 March 2015 - 22 March 2015

Opening night | Friday 6 March No Woman is an Island will feature paintings and handmade prints by artists Rona MacLean and Aileen Grant, both residents of St Margaret's House and members of Edinburgh Printmakers. The work will feature Scottish landscapes, fishing huts, allotments and natural forms. This is the third year of this (popular) annual exhibition, and for the first time introduces several new artists to the mix.
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